All Creatures Great and Small sparks fury with remake plot Siegfried wouldnt do that!

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The remake of the classic 1978-1990 BBC series is finally back for its second season, and millions of Channel 5 viewers have been tuning in. After the latest episode of All Creatures Great and Small, fans were divided as Siegfried Farnon (played by Samuel West) finally revealed the secret he has been hiding since the first instalment.

Fans were divided over some controversial changes to the original All Creatures Great and Small in the latest episode of the Channel 5 remake.

In episode four, Many Happy Returns, young vet Tristan Farnon (Callum Woodhouse) finally discovered his older brother Siegfried had lied about his exam results.

Tristan received a nasty birthday surprise when he realised his latest veterinary exploits had all been performed illegally.

Viewers poured in sympathy for the young trainee, but die-hard fans of the original material were upset by the departures in the new series.

Twitter user Mark Vernon wrote: “This is where I worry about the so far good new #AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall increasingly taking too much creative licence.

“Siegfried would never have humiliated Tristan like that in the books or original series. Too heavy.”

The brothers eventually hashed it out in a private conversation, but much of the audience was squirming in their seats when the elder Farnon blurted the truth out in front of their dinner guests.

Siegfried’s blatant dishonesty meant Tristan was sent out to nearby farms to practice without a licence.

This week’s episode saw the young vet examine horses and even deliver his first calf.

However, his tales provoked Siegfried’s fury at the dinner table when he admitted to exaggerating the extent of his pain during the cow’s long labour.

Their subsequent argument prompted a furious retort from the senior vet, who finally admitted he had lied about Tristan’s exam results.

He revealed the young surgeon had slipped up on just one paper and kept the truth from him to prevent hurting his feelings.

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Tristan quickly saw through the deception once he realised how reckless Siegfried had been to send him on assignments without the correct legal documents.

Initially tuning in for some light-hearted drama, the last quarter of the episode ramped up the tension, much to viewers’ dismay.

Edie Wilde tweeted: “Jesus I’m going to die this is incredibly stressful.”

“Bit of dinner tension there,” said Mike Byrne. And Debbie Blackman wrote: “Poor Tristan. On his birthday too.”

The same fan later exclaimed: “I can’t believe there’s only two episodes left. Can’t be true.”

With just two episodes left to resolve the unbearable tension hanging over the Farnons, viewers have a stressful fortnight to come.

Thankfully, Channel 5 have confirmed another All Creatures Great and Small Christmas special is coming later this year which should help liven the mood heading into season three.

All Creatures Great and Small season 2 continues Thursdays on Channel 5.


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